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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Somerset
Town
Wheddon Cross
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24717
Current location

JUNCTION OF A396 AND RD TO CUTCOMBE CHURCH
A396
Wheddon Cross
West Somerset
Somerset
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 924 388
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
VERY SHORT TRUNCATED OBELISK ON MASSIVE TWO STAGE SQUARE PLINTH AND OCTAGONAL THREE STEP BASE LATIN CROSS IN HIGH RELIEF ON SOUTH FACE
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF OUR/ GLORIOUS DEAD FROM THE PARISH OF CUTCOMBE/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bennett, J
Bennett, R
Crockford, J
Melhuish, S
Smith, W
Stevens, H
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 1300MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 915MM, width 915MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
Condition
History
CLEANED AND SURROUNDING POSST AND CHAINS REPLACED IN 1987
Costs

Site: £180.8.6

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MEMORIAL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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